Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was ordered today to serve an additional 43 months on federal conspiracy charges.
Let us catch you up:
- The sentence: After today's hearing, Manafort's total sentence is seven and a half years in two cases stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.
- The charges: He pleaded guilty to two criminal charges: conspiracy against the US and conspiracy witness tampering, which he committed after his arrest.
- Possible restitution and more prison time: US District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson has the ability to stack her sentence for Manafort on top of the previous sentence, meaning he still could face more than four years in prison. She could also fine him several million dollars more than he has already forfeited to the US government as part of his plea.
- What Manafort said: He apologized and reminded the judge that he will turn 70 in a few weeks. Manafort told the judge: "Let me be very clear, I accept the responsibility for the acts that caused me to be here today."
- New charges in New York: The Manhattan District Attorney's office charged Manafort with mortgage fraud, falsifying business records and conspiracy on Wednesday, not even an hour after he was sentenced today.
- What President Trump said: The President said he feels "badly" for Manafort, and that he hasn't thought about pardoning him.